Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jolt

2 senses of jolt

Sense 1
jolt, jar, jounce, shock -- (a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers")
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 2
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade -- (an abrupt spasmodic movement)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jolt

2 senses of jolt

Sense 1
jolt, jar -- (move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
jolt -- (disturb (someone's) composure; "The audience was jolted by the play")
       => disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

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